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performed and results recorded after 1000 steps. The results were that the number of contact with the target and the speed of the mover increased with the increase in maximum displacement, while the percent of time spent in the active space increased initially, then plateaued with the second increase in maximum displacement. Although there is a level of uncertainty in the comparison of simulation of animal movement behaviour with authentic animal movement behaviour, due to a deficit of published research, this study is an attempt to promote further study in this vast and vastly un-published area of research. Introduction The underlying structure for the study of the random walk of insects was botanist Robert Brown’s observation of irregular motion, known as Brownian Motion [ CITATION Cod08 \l 1033 ]. Over time and with the aid of various studies, the random walk theory was developed; however, early simulation models were based on Brownian Motion [ CITATION
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2 Christen, Anna 11575342 Cod08 \l 1033 ]. Further studies showed that a correlated random walk, meaning that each step is determined by a normal distribution having a mean equivalent to the previous step, was more accurate in representing the movement of animals than irregular motion (Weston, 2015; Coding, Plank, & Benhamou, 2008). Current simulation models of animal movement tend to be based more on the correlated random walk rather than the irregular motion, or Brownian motion [ CITATION Cod08 \l 1033 ]. The mover model used for this study was a two-dimensional simulation model using restricted random walk, meaning that there is a barrier in place in the two-dimensional space that causes the mover to deflect off the barrier on contact and start movement again in the opposite, parallel direction (Weston, 2011). Revised in 2011, this mover model now responds to chemical stimuli, which is represented in the model by two circles; one having a small circle in the middle, which represents the source of the chemical stimulus [ CITATION Wes11 \l 1033 ]. This model functions as feasible way for students, either in a classroom
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